Comprehension

Author: Walter Kintsch
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521629867
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In this landmark volume, Walter Kintsch presents a theory of human text comprehension that he has refined and developed over the past 20 years.

Sculpting in Time

Author: Andrey Tarkovsky
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 9780292776241
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A director reveals the original inspirations for his films, their history, his methods of work, and the problems of visual creativity

Conceptual Change in Childhood

Author: Susan Carey
Publisher: Bradford Books
ISBN: 9780262530736
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Are children fundamentally different kinds of thinkers than adults? Or are the cognitive differences between young children and adults merely a matter of accumulation of knowledge? In this book, Susan Carey develops an alternative to these two ways of thinking about childhood cognition, putting forth the idea of conceptual change and its relation to the development of knowledge systems.Conceptual Change in Childhood is a case study of children's acquisition of biological knowledge between ages 4-10. Drawing on evidence from a variety of sources, Carey analyzes the ways that knowledge is restructured during this development, comparing them to the ways that knowledge is restructured by an adult learner, and to the ways that conceptual frameworks have shifted in the history of science. Susan Carey is Professor of Psychology at MIT.

Research Genres

Author: John Swales
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521533348
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book provides a rich and accessible account of genre studies by a world-renowned applied linguist. The hardback edition discusses today's research world, its various configurations of genres, and the role of English within the genres. Theoretical and methodological issues are explored, with a special emphasis on various metaphors of genre. The book is full of carefully worded detail and each chapter ends with suggestions for pedagogical practice. The volume closes with evaluations of contrastive rhetoric, applied corpus linguistics, and critical approaches to EAP. Research Genres provides a rich and scholarly account of this key area.

The Teaching and Learning of Mathematics at University Level

Author: Derek Holton
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0306472317
Format: PDF, Docs
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This is a text that contains the latest in thinking and the best in practice. It provides a state-of-the-art statement on tertiary teaching from a multi-perspective standpoint. No previous book has attempted to take such a wide view of the topic. The book will be of special interest to academic mathematicians, mathematics educators, and educational researchers. It arose from the ICMI Study into the teaching and learning of mathematics at university level (initiated at the conference in Singapore, 1998).